Billy Joe Cabe of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday June 16, 2021 in Waldron, Arkansas. Bill was born March 8, 1943 in Waldron, Arkansas to Thomas Chester Cabe and Beulah Lenis (Douglas) Cabe.
Bill Cabe loved his family with all of his heart. He went out of his way to help others. He volunteered in the kitchen after Hurricane Katrina and befriended some of those who chose to stay here and make this their home. He liked to do things he didn't have time for, like hunting and fishing. Several years were spent camping at Lake Hinkle and fellowshiping with friends there. He loved his church and was very active until his health slowed him down. God was merciful and took him before his disease could. We'll miss him but he is with the one he loved the most: his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 58 years Wilma Kathy (Wagner) Cabe, his son Jeff Cabe and wife Angel of Waldron, his daughter Jennifer Shaddon and husband Gary of Y City, granddaughter Vanessa Lamproe and husband Jim of Rudy, grandson James Shaddon and wife Kristan of Alma, granddaughter Katie Medlin and husband Taylor of Waldron, grandson Kyler Cabe of Fort Smith, great grandchildren ; Brylynn Lamproe, Eli Lamproe, and Taylynn Medlin, sister in law Syble (Cabe) Taff, two nephews, four nieces, two great nephews, nine great nieces, several great great nephews and nieces, as well as a host of friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Chester Cabe and Beulah Lenis (Douglas) Cabe, his brothers; Thomas Chester Cabe Jr., Weign D. Cabe, Earroll Ray Cabe, and Bobby H. Cabe, his sister Hazel J. Frost, four sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, 2 nephews, his father-in-law and mother-in-law George and Wilma Wagner, as well as brother-in-law Richard Wagner.
Bill's graveside life celebration will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. George Barham and Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Bill's pallbearers will be: Gary Shaddon, James Shaddon, Jim Lamproe, Taylor Medlin, Gary Ashford, and A.G. Morrison. Honorary pallbearers will be: Eli Lamproe, Robert Handley, the Men of Temple Baptist Church, and the Waldron Gideon Camp.
Bill's visitation will be Friday June 18, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Gideon's International- Waldron Camp @ P.O. Box 823 Waldron, Arkansas 72958.
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